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The Rundown - May 9

Russia -- A passenger reads a newspaper in train, Moscow, 18Dec2009
Russia -- A passenger reads a newspaper in train, Moscow, 18Dec2009
RFE/RL In The Media
# "Foreign Policy" quotes RFE/RL reporting on Belarus
# "The Wall Street Journal" links to RFE/RL reporting on sanctions on Iran
# "The New York Times" embeds RFE/RL video from protetsts in Russia
# "The New York Times" notes the case of an RFE/RL journalist attacked in Armenia
# "The American Interest" cites RFE/RL reporting on Freedom House's latest press freedom report

International Press Review

# An IAEA inspector was killed in a car wreck in Iran
# "Is Iran on the Nuclear Edge?" - Praveen Swami, "The Hindu"
# Meir Javendafar on Israel's policy towards Iran

# "Putin's Gazprom Problem" - Ahmed Mehdi, "Foreign Affairs"
# "Medvedev the Phony" - Shevtsova & Kramer, "Foreign Policy"
# Masha Gessen on Garry Kasparov as the hope for Russia

# A video shows Afghans confessing to spying for Iran
# At least 30 people were killed in fighting in North Waziristan
# The U.S. will not open a consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif
# A senior anti-terrorism official was killed in Balochistan

Of Interest
# The latest underwear bomber was a double agent
# Jana Kobzova on diplomacy toward Belarus and Azerbaijan
# "Bosnia Still Needs Fixing" - Hunt & Clark, "The New York Times"
# Belarus says it has detained "Egyptian extremists"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# Richard Lugar lost his Senate primary
# Hillary Clinton is in India
# Obesity rates are on the rise in the U.S.